• CODE OF CONDUCT

    Below contain a listing of pupil behaviors that are subject to pupil discipline pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:37-2.  The behaviors include, but are not limited to those indicated in the chart.  These expectations help pupils see the effects of their actions, repair the situation, and learn to make better decisions in the future.

    A first incident may be treated as a second or third incident depending on the student’s level of maturity and responsibility and/or on specified aggravating circumstances.  The administrator in charge may vary the consequences depending on the particular circumstances of an offense which can result in consequences other than those on this chart including long-term suspension, alternate placement, or expulsion.

    **Pupils who accumulate two or more suspensions during a year will not be permitted to participate in class trips, extracurricular activities, and interscholastic activities.  If a pupil does not receive any suspensions for 90 calendar days, an Administrative review will occur and eligibility may be reinstated as determined by the Chief School Administrator.

    EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT BEHAVIOR

    VIOLATION

    CONSEQUENCE

    Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) Violation- unethical use of

     Detention

    school district technology

    Loss of technology privileges

     

    Suspension

     

    Police complaint

     

     

     

     

    Alcohol/Substance Abuse–possession, use, sale or distribution

    of any substance on school property/transportation/ school

    sponsored activity

    See Policy #5530

    Arson- Starting a fire or causing an explosion in/on school

    Suspension

     

    grounds placing others in danger or damaging/destroying

    Police notification

    property

    Admin hearing

     

    Consideration for expulsion

     

     

    Attendance:

    Detention

    ·       Truancy

    Suspension

    ·       Cutting Class

    Parent conference

    ·       Late to Class

    ·       Leaving Class w/o permission

    Referral to counselor

    Police complaint

    Bomb Threat/Offense (fake or real) - Creating or assisting in

      Suspension

    s

    creating a bomb or a bomb threat to the school  via telephone,

     email, or other means

      Police notification

      Admin hearing

     

     Consideration for expulsion

     

     

    Dress Code Violation- In order to promote a serious learning

    Change clothing

    environment, clothing which is distracting, suggestive or

    Detention

    inappropriate is prohibited.

    Parent conference

     

    Referral to counselor

    Electronic Device Violation- Students are not to bring  electron-

    1st- Confiscation, parent notification; student

    ic devices such as radios, Ipods, pagers, laser pointers, etc., to

    pick-up end of school day.

      school.  *All cell phones must be turned off during the school

    2nd- Confiscation, parent pick-up, detention

      day when on school grounds and in the school building.

    3rd- As above; additional  consequences may

     may include suspension

    Endangerment / Horseplay- Failing to comply with

    Detention

    established safety procedures that contribute to possible harm of

    Suspension

    others, i.e. pushing which may result in injury

     

    False Alarm/Pollution of School Environment - Setting off a

    Suspension

    false alarm, stink bomb or fireworks causing a disruption to the

    Police notification

    school community

    Admin Hearing

     

     

    Fighting – Mutual engagement in a physical confrontation that

     Suspension

    may result in bodily injury

    Police notification

    Assault- An action that causes (purposely, knowingly or

    Counselor referral

    recklessly) bodily injury to another

     

    Re-entry conference

     

    VIOLATION

    CONSEQUENCE

    Forgery (Falsification of Identity)- forging passes, notes,

    letter, etc

    Detention

    Suspension

    Gambling – Any action involving playing or waging for stakes

    Suspension

    in the hope of winning more than you waged. This includes

    Police notification

    cards, dice, gaming and also includes gaming on electronic

    Restitution

    devices

    Admin hearing

    Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying/Hazing- Any gesture,

    written, verbal, or physical act, or electronic or wireless

    Detention

    Suspension

    communication that alarms, harms or has the effect of insulting

    Parent notification

    or demeaning any student or group of students

     See Policy #5512

     

    Hitting/Tussling- Minor confrontation (shoving match,

    slapping back and forth)

    Detention

    Suspension

     

    Counselor referral

     

     

    Insubordination/Defiant Behavior- Refusal to

    Detention

    cooperate/comply with staff member

    Suspension

    Integrity Violation- All types of academic dishonesty

    Detention

    including but not limited to: copying, cheating, plagiarism,

    fabrication, stealing, misrepresentation, buying, selling, or

    Loss of credit for assignment

    Suspension

    distributing information

     

    Leaving School Grounds- leaving school grounds without

    Parent notification

    permission.

    Police notification

     

    Detention

     

    Suspension

     

     

    Physical Assault on Staff-Physical contact against school

    Suspension

    personnel that does or has the potential to cause bodily injury

    Referral to counselor

     

    Psychiatric evaluation

     

    Police notification

     

    Admin hearing

     

    Consideration for expulsion

     

     

    Possession of Tobacco- being in possession of tobacco

    Confiscation

    products

    Detention

     

    Suspension

     

    Counselor referral

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco- Smoking or use of tobacco

    Confiscation

    products, lighters and matches in any school building or

    Suspension

    grounds is prohibited.

    Counselor referral

     

    Police notification

     

     

    Sexual Harassment- all unwanted, uninvited and non-

    Suspension

    reciprocal sexual attention, as well as the creation of an

    Parent conference

    intimidation, hostile, or offensive school or work environment.

    Counselor referral

    Sexual Harassment can include, but is not limited to sexually

    See Policy #5512

     

     VIOLATION

    CONSEQUENCE

    suggestive looks or gestures, sexual jokes, pictures, or teasing

     

     

    Theft—Removal, concealment, or possession of property, other

    Detention

    than one's own

    Suspension

     

    Restitution

     

    Police notification

     

     

    Burglary- Entering or remaining in a school district facility or

    Suspension

    property to commit an offense

    Police notification

     

    Restitution

     

    Admin hearing

     

     

    Robbery- Using violence or threat of violence to obtain money

    or materials from another (regardless of value)

     

    Same as above

     

     

    Extortion- Obtaining money or any material thing from another

    Suspension

    by means of a stated or implied threat of future violence

    Police notification

     

    Admin hearing

    Threat to Staff- Actions that cause staff to have concern for the

    Suspension

    safety of themselves, their property or families.

    Referral to counselor

     

    Psychiatric evaluation

     

    Police notification

     

    Admin hearing

    Threats to Students- Actions, which cause others to have

    Detention

     

    concern for the safety of themselves, their property or families.

    Suspension

     

    Referral to Counselor/Psychiatric evaluation

    Trespassing- On school property without permission.

    Detention

    Unauthorized presence in area without adult supervision.

    Suspension

     

    Police notification

     

     

    Unacceptable Behavior - Conduct that disrupts class or school

    Detention

     

    Suspension

     

    Counselor referral

     

     

    Unacceptable Language/Gestures (obscene, profane, or

    Detention

    otherwise offensive)

    Suspension

     

     

    Vandalism/Damage to School Property- Destruction or

    Detention

    defacing of property creates an excessive mess, is of socially

    Suspension

    unacceptable nature, or destruction of property, which results

    Restitution

    from some act of misbehavior.

    Community service

     

    Police notification

     

     

    Weapons- Firearms, explosive devices including firecrackers,

    tear gas canisters, smoke bombs, mace, knives, razors, cutting

    Suspension

    Police notification

    instruments, cutting tools, throwing stars, nun-chuck sticks used

    Admin hearing

     

    Consideration for expulsion

     

     See Policy #5611